The 20 Largest Lottery Jackpots Ever

By on November 28, 2012 in ArticlesEntertainment

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It's fun to imagine how life would change—and what you might splurge on—if you suddenly won the lottery. For the following people, that far-fetched daydream became their reality in a big way. These are the 20 largest lottery jackpots ever. Cha-ching!

20. $420.9 million

Cash value: One winning ticket for $254.6 million

When: November 26, 2016

Where: TN

Game: Powerball

19. $425.3 million

Cash value: One winning ticket for $242.2 million

When: February 19, 2014

Where: California

Game: Powerball

18. $429.6 million

Cash value: One winning ticket for $284.1 million

When: May 7, 2016

Where: New Jersey

Game: Powerball

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17. $435.3 million

Cash value: One winning ticket for $263.4 million

When: February 22, 2017

Where: Indiana

Game: Powerball

16. $447.8 million

Cash value: One winning ticket for $279.1 million

When: June 10, 2017

Where: California

Game: Powerball

15. $448.4 million

Cash value: Three winning tickets for $86.1 million each

When: August 7, 2013

Where: Minnesota and New Jersey

Game: Powerball

14. $451 million

Cash value: One winning ticket for $281.9 million

When: January 5, 2018

Where: Florida

Game: Mega Millions

13. $456.7 million

Cash value: One winning ticket for $269.4 million

When: March 17, 2017

Where: Pennsylvania

Game: Powerball

12. $487 million

Cash value: One winning ticket for $341.7 million

When: July 30, 2016

Where: New Hampshire

Game: Powerball

11. $533 million

Cash value: One winning ticket taken as a lump sum of $220.7 million after federal and state taxes

When: March 30, 2018

Where: New Jersey

Game: Mega Millions

10. $536 million

Cash value: One winning ticket for $378.3 million

When: July 8, 2016

Where: Indiana

Game: Mega Millions

9. $543 million

Cash value: One winning ticket for $320.5 million

When: July 24, 2018

Where: California

Game: Mega Millions

8. $559.7 million

Cash value: One winning ticket for $352 million

When: January 6, 2018

Where: New Hampshire

Game: Powerball

7. $564.1 million

Cash value: Three winning tickets for $127 million each

When: February 11, 2015

Where: North Carolina, Puerto Rico, and Texas

Game: Powerball

6. $587.5 million

Cash value: Two winning tickets for $192.4 million each

When: November 28, 2012

Where: Arizona and Missouri

Game: Powerball

5. $590.5 million

Cash value: One winning ticket for $370.9 million

When: May 18, 2013

Where: Florida

Game: Powerball

4. $648 million

Cash value: Two winning tickets for $173.8 million each

When: December 17, 2013

Where: California and Georgia

Game: Mega Millions

3. $656 million

Cash value: Three winning tickets for $158 million each

When: March 30, 2012

Where: Illinois, Kansas, and Maryland

Game: Mega Millions

2. $758.7 million

Cash value: One winning ticket for $480.5 million

When: August 23, 2017

Where: Massachusetts

Game: Powerball

1. $1,586.4 million

Cash value: Three winning tickets for $327.8 million each

When: January 13, 2016

Where: California, Florida, and Tennessee

Game: Powerball

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